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IE vulnerability responsible for Chinese Google hacking...

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by zebulebu, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    ... but don't worry folks, you can easily protect yourself by running an unaffected version of IE, as the security advisory below helpfully points out:

    MS Security Advisory 979352

    So there ya go - upgrade to Windows 2000 and IE 5.01 and all your worries will go away... :twisted:
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    I thought you were joking but your not, this is real :blink
     
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  3. Sparky
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    I always said Windows 2000 was the way to go! :biggrin
     
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  4. LukeP

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    IE 5 for Windows 2000 is so legacy, even security vulnerabilities are not compatible anymore
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Eh? Loads of companies still run Windows 2000. 8)
     
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  6. zebulebu

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    tru dat.... but I'll wager not many of 'em are still running IE 5!
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Fair point... 8)
     
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  8. GiddyG

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    Microsoft has released a fix for a hole in Internet Explorer that was the weak link in a "sophisticated and targeted" cyber attack on Google.

    Microsoft recommends that customers install the update as soon as possible or update to the latest version of the web browser for "improved security".

    Microsoft normally issues patches monthly but the high-profile nature of the attacks led it to act more quickly.

    The patch - MS10-002 - was released worldwide at 1000 PST (1800 GMT).

    Read more here...
     
  9. derkit

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    Mine still runs NT4 servers - actually I was installing a patch onto a few today and it wouldn't take for some reason - a bit of investigation, it was a security update for IE5.5, this server still only had IE2 on it!!!
     
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  10. GiddyG

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    No smiley face... you're being serious, aren't you? :eek: That's like 15 years old...
     
  11. Sparky
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    Good patch management in your work there mate. :biggrin
     
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    No smiley face....... got about 20 of them!
     
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    Thats exactly what I said - we have a software and integration team who check the updates are OK and then release them to us to install (if SMS can't do it automatically) and today I was install Microsoft updates that were released back in 2005! :ohmy
     
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  14. Sparky
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    :eek: They must have been testing it before rolling it out. :biggrin
     
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  15. zebulebu

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    Now look - I'm a great proponent of the old 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' maxim - but that's just plain ridiculous. NT IS broke - and NEEDS fixing!
     
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  16. GiddyG

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    I've got to ask... why? :blink
     
  17. derkit

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    LOL to all the comments - its a few new ones on what we hear each day!

    Our end-user has had a new system set up for them and the majority are using that. Unfortunately, not all of our sites have had this rollout yet and aren't actually on the timetable yet (money issues) to get it done.

    I'm actually off to Belgium this coming week for 4 days (my first overseas trip for work!) to actually do some installs on a few NT4 servers out there as well as "showing our corporate face" to the users. The users dispair as much as we do but this is what we have to work with!
     
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  18. Sparky
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    Cool, well if it all works out you guys should be on Windows 2000 fairly soon. :biggrin
     
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